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Alexander the Great and His World ( 6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: Dr Gillian Bowen

Not offered in 2006.

Synopsis: As for ARY2220

Objectives: On successful completion of the unit, students will have 1. gained an understanding of historiographic traditions concerning Alexander the Great 2. acquired an understanding of the importance of the non-literary sources for the period: coins, art, architecture, epigraphy. 3. examined the impact of Alexander's conquest and subsequent policies for the entire eastern Mediterranean world 4. gained an understanding of the nature of the emerging Hellenistic kingdoms. 5. the ability to use and assess a variety of ancient sources 6. proficiency in critical reading and writing skills 7. developed a more sophisticated understanding of both ancient and modern historiographic traditions and displayed a thorough knowledge of textual criticism.

Assessment: Tutorial participation and one presentation (1,000 words): 20%; Research essay on provided topic (2,500 words): 50%; Document test (500 words): 15%; Test (500 words): 15%;

Contact Hours: 2 one-hour lectures and a one-hour tutorial per week over a 10 week period

Prerequisites: First year sequence in Archaeology, Classical Studies or History, or other discipline with approval

Prohibitions: ARY2220